Plant Manager - Temecula, CA in Temecula, CA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family… the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We’re looking for a Plant Manager to lead our Temecula, CA production facility! In Temecula, we create plastic based products including: seed spreaders, garden feeders and spray pumps.

If you enjoy “running your own show” in a fast-paced, high energy and seasonal manufacturing environment then you will fit in well as a Plant Manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro. On a day-to-day basis you will oversee the manufacturing, production and distribution of our plastic products while directly managing a leadership team which consist of 4 managerial employees and indirectly managing 125-250 full-time hourly and seasonal associates. What we need out of you is the ability to own the P&L of your facility and also roll up your sleeves and get dirty out on the production floor.

In this role you will:

  • Establish plant short and long-range strategic operating objectives. Oversee plant operations including production, field, warehouse, shipping and receiving, maintenance and office management; ensures compliance with federal and state regulations; monitors and enforces quality control standards; forecasts and schedules production; develops and/or approves all plant operating policies.

  • Direct, manage and develop supervisory personnel to ensure efficient and safe operation of the plant.

  • Establish, communicate, implement and enforce safety programs and procedures.

  • Establish and monitor plant operating budget; prepares and analyzes profit and loss statements; identifies and implements improvements to positively affect profitability. Recommends purchase of all capital equipment and plant expansion.

  • Establish and monitor plant compensation levels to ensure internal equity and external competitiveness; reviews subordinate recommendations for salary adjustments of lower level supervisory, office and hourly personnel.

  • Foster and maintain a high level of customer service through on-time deliveries, responsiveness to customer needs and ensuring that the quality of the shipped product meets all customer quality requirements.

  • Communicate with other plant managers to share ideas and resources. Works with the Vice President of Manufacturing, salespeople and corporate office personnel to ensure efficient operation of plant.

  • Develops and maintains positive community relations: participates in community activities and/or organizations to promote good will and a positive company image.

The perfect candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (highly preferred), Supply Chain or other related field

  • 5-7 years overall manufacturing experience.

  • Experience in a supervisory or lead role is highly desired, specifically in associate development and safety.

  • Experience in the following functional areas is required: budgetary, capital planning, P & L responsibilities, associate development, and safety.

  • Experience in the following functional areas is preferred but not required: commodity/processing plant management, inventory controls management, sales and customer service.

  • Working knowledge of all facets of manufacturing including continuous improvement, team building, safety, associate relations, quality, customer service, purchasing, distribution, marketing and financials.

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.

  • The ability to effectively multi-task, problem solve in a fast paced environment and direct others to achieve required goals.

  • Excellent computer skills any systems knowledge.

  • Spanish fluency is preferred.


The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands. Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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